Bodyguards and Assassins

Overview

A man is determined to stand up for his country despite the challenges of deadly adversaries in this action drama from director Teddy Chen. It's 1906, and as China begins to turn its back on the outside world and makes new demands of its people, a growing number of Chinese citizens are calling for democracy. The possibility of revolution does not sit well with Chinese authorities, and Sun Yat-sen (Hanyu Zhang), an popular activist calling for reform in China, has been forced to seek exile in nearby Hong Kong to ...
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Overview

A man is determined to stand up for his country despite the challenges of deadly adversaries in this action drama from director Teddy Chen. It's 1906, and as China begins to turn its back on the outside world and makes new demands of its people, a growing number of Chinese citizens are calling for democracy. The possibility of revolution does not sit well with Chinese authorities, and Sun Yat-sen (Hanyu Zhang), an popular activist calling for reform in China, has been forced to seek exile in nearby Hong Kong to protect himself. Sun Yat-sen is hardly the only freedom-loving Chinese patriot living in Hong Kong, and when he's invited to take part in secret talks about the future of the nation, he and his fellow exiles are put into a tight spot. Chinese authorities want to silence Sun Yat-sen by assassination, and military commander Yan Xiaoguo (Hu Jun), his lieutenant Sa Zhenchan (Cung Le) and a regiment of soldiers skilled in martial arts are dispatched to find the underground leader and put him to this death. Now the Chinese expatriate community in Hong King must take sides -- do they ignore the crisis, or stand up to protect Sun Yat-sen in his moment of need? Among those who must decide where they stand are Chen Xiaobai (Tony Leung Ka-fai), an activist and journalist; Chen's financial backer Li Yuetang (Wang Xueqi); his teenage son Li Chungguang (Wang Bo-chieh); Yuet-yu (Fan Bingbing), Li Yuetang's "kept woman;" and Sum Chung-yang (Donnie Yen), her former husband. Shiyue Weicheng (aka Assassins and Bodyguards) was an official selection at the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival.
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Special Features

Five Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes; Extended Interviews with Cast and Crew; International QR Code for Additional Bonus Materials
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2011
  • UPC: 883476032634
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Indomina
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dubbed
  • Time: 2:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,893

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donnie Yen
Nicholas Tse
Leon Lai
Tony Leung Kar-Fai
Simon Yam
Mengke Bateer
Fan Bingbing
Jacky Cheung
Zhang Hanyu
Hu Jun
Cung Le
Wang Po-Chieh
Michelle Monique Reis
Eric Tsang
Wang Xueqi
Li Yuchun
Zhou Yun
Technical Credits
Teddy Chen Director
Wu Bing Screenwriter
Joyce Chan Screenwriter
Peter Ho-Sun Chan Producer
Lam Chi-Kiu Art Director
Lee Tat Chiu Action Director
Yu Dong Executive Producer
Jojo Hui Producer
Derek Hui Editor
Huang Jianxin Producer
Guo Junli Screenwriter
Peter Kam Score Composer
Chan Kwong-wing Score Composer
Ken Mak Production Designer
Chan Tung Man Original Story
Dora Ng Costumes/Costume Designer
Fabrizio Pistone Editor
Han Sanping Executive Producer
Qin Tiannan Screenwriter
Chun Tin-nam Screenwriter
Kinson Tsang Sound/Sound Designer
Tung Wai Action Director
Yip Wai-man Associate Producer
Chan Kwong Wing Score Composer
Hoi Wong Editor
Arthur Wong Cinematographer
James Yuen Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bodyguards and Assassins
1. Scene 1 [4:31]
2. Scene 2 [7:09]
3. Scene 3 [6:15]
4. Scene 4 [5:44]
5. Scene 5 [5:54]
6. Scene 6 [6:46]
7. Scene 7 [5:03]
8. Scene 8 [7:13]
9. Scene 9 [6:24]
10. Scene 10 [6:10]
11. Scene 11 [3:08]
12. Scene 12 [6:53]
13. Scene 13 [6:48]
14. Scene 14 [6:24]
15. Scene 15 [5:18]
16. Scene 16 [6:02]
17. Scene 17 [1:18]
18. Scene 18 [6:14]
19. Scene 19 [3:59]
20. Scene 20 [7:33]
21. Scene 21 [3:37]
22. Scene 22 [4:32]
23. Scene 23 [1:39]
24. Scene 24 [7:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bodyguards and Assassins
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         Mandarin 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English Mono
      Subtitles
         English
         Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Making Of Bodyguards and Assassins
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            The Characters
            The Set
            The Design
            The Make Up
            The Action
            International Trailer
      Extended Interviews
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            Leon Lai
            Wang Xuegi
            Tony Ka-Fai Leung
            Peter Chan
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